Glen Heath

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Fine Artist

Bradgate Series.

Raising the spirit of the land. Who knows what energies there are within the 'Tree Herds' of Bradgate Park.

Having lived in urban Leicester all my life, as a youngster a rare visit to Bradgate park, catching two buses and laden with sandwiches and a bottle of water was an absolute treat. It soon became obvious that it had a deep and abiding effect on me. Often, as I grew older I would sneak a couple of hours straight from work ust to sit on walk its paths. It was my prayer ground.

I began to scribble the trees, deer, water and hills, dabbling with pastel and watercolour and eventually oil paint. From these beginnings came a clearer understanding of the ancient oaks, and the deep relationship between man and nature.

The tree images reflect a watchful prescence, moulded by years of fear and trepidation, but for those who search - peace.

I would start this series by drawing many small images in pastel of the trees realising their anthropomorphic stature and sketches of the surrounding area.

Then I would carry on with Plein-Air watercolours.

Putting away my sketchbooks I painted in oil from memory.

4 Large Oil Paintings

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Aftermath
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Deer Run
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Easter Sunday - Morning Glory
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Walking the Paths

Tree Paintings

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Bradgate 1
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Bradgate 2
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Bradgate 3
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Bradgate 4
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Bradgate 5
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Bradgate 6
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Bradgate 7

Watercolours

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Bradgate Watercolour 1
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Bradgate Watercolour 3
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Bradgate Watercolour 4